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ARMA3 Exile, Cross ARK travel and New Games Coming To ServerBlend

By ARK: Survival Evolved, dedicated game servers, Game Server News, game servers, Gaming, multiplayer, News

September 2016 ServerBlend Update

ARMA 3 Exile Mod

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We are proud to announce that the ARMA 3 Exile mod is now available on all ARMA3 server hosting packages with ServerBlend.

The ARMA 3 Exile mod brings the survival genre to ARMA3 with building, gathering, missions and much more!

Your goal in the ARMA 3 Exile mod is to survive, complete missions and earn respect also known as EXP. You can even go and build your own base. The Exile mod includes an in-game economy of sorts where you can sell items and gathered resources. Values can be changed per server, so you make your server unique!

This is available by one click install from the Mod Manager on all ServerBlend ARMA3 servers.

Ark: Scorched Earth and ARK Cluster Servers.

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Recently ARK released there first paid DLC for ARK:Survival Evolved; Scorched Earth. This DLC brought great new features from a brand new map, called Scorched Earth where you have to survive in a desert style biome with lots of brand new creatures and 50 new items. The map contains six desert style biomes including dunes, high deserts, mountains, canyons, badlands and oasis. Each one has its own style and ecosystem. Along your travels you find ruins, geysers or even ancient cave systems to explore. With the DLC comes an a new feature to the entire ARK series. The ability to cluster your ARK: Survival Evolved servers regardless of maps into one cluster group. With this feature enabled you can then travel between these servers at ease with your character. No more leveling up your character on each map! You can even transfer your favorite creatures and items with you. How cool is that!? At ServerBlend we have this feature enabled and you can take advantage of it at anytime. Simply get in contact with our support team to arrange this for you. – You will require two servers with ServerBlend on the same physical location. Discounts are available to existing customers who require an additional instance. – Scorch Earth content is available on all ServerBlend ARK servers at no cost. If you are not with ServerBlend why not sign up today and take advantage of high performance servers at the best price!

Purchase Your Ark Server Today!

Coming Soon - Osiris Game Hosting

A brand new survival game, similar to ARK but has many different and new  unique features. Click the image for more details.

Coming Soon - Minecraft Game Hosting
TOP TIP - ARK: Backups

We have recently implemented a brand new and updated backup feature for Ark:Survival Evolved. Be sure to install the new feature via the Mod Manager prior to using the feature!

June Newsletter

By ARK: Survival Evolved, Game Server News, News, Uncategorized

Welcome to our June 2016 Newsletter, keeping you up to date.

Summer Sale

Our summer sale is now under way! Simply click and purchase for a whole summer of gaming. This coincides with the Steam summer sale so try those new games out with a server from Server Blend!

Now has never been a better time to host your server with Server Blend.

 
‘Rust’ Competition
If you missed our competition there is still time to enter and have a chance of winning a copy of ‘Rust’ Simply enter by going to our Freebies page.

 

We are pleased to announce our new partnership with Enjin. Through this Server Blend clients can enjoy the benefit of building a website for your Server • Guild • Clan or Gaming Community. More importantly using the Server Blend voucher grants 45 days on the Advanced plan for new websites. This is available to all existing clients via their control panels.

Ark server tools
Over the last month we have been working hard to improve server tools available to make life easier for Ark server clients. By request we have added many new tools including a Ark Mod Updater, A manual mod updater, ARK RCON, and the ability to save the existing world via the control panel. Read more about this.
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If you do not have an Ark server with us then switch today with our free and easy transfer service!
New Game / Voice Hosting Available.

Since our rebrand we now have new game hosting available for popular games and more to come in the future. We now provide Teamspeak 3 servers as well! If we do not have a game you think we should then please let us know.

New Games

Sponsorship Opportunities.

We’re always on the lookout for people, communities and businesses to provide sponsorship. So if you run a website, Twitch/Youtube channel or perhaps something we have not thought of then do get in touch. We love to hear new ideas and we want to get behind you with a ServerBlend sponsorship. Read more about sponsorship and apply at our Sponsorship page.

 

New Ark Server Tools

By Game Server News

ServerBlend Ark Server Tools

Our ARK Server Tools make managing your Ark:Survival Evolved servers so much easier. We are proud to have been able to update the TCAdmin control panel for ARK with brand new features this month.

Ark Mod Updater
This tool was released earlier in the month and we have already had fantastic feedback regarding this tool. It allows you to update your mods easily without the need for FTP or Ark Remote. Simply by adding your Active mods to configuration file.

Manual Ark Mod Updater *NEW*
This update to the Ark Mod Updater tool is fantastic. Instead of updating all the mods in one go you might have just one or two mods that require updates. Using the manual tool reduces the time your server is offline by specifically entering the ModID’s you require updating. You can do this one mod at a time, which is great for those who have lots of mods and only one or two need updating.

Ark RCON *NEW*
Ever wanted to manage the Ark Server via the control panel? Well now you can with select commands being useable from the control panel. Broadcast messages to the server, change the MOTD or even save the world.

Save World *NEW*
Ever wanted to ensure the server had saved before an update? Well with this new icon the saveworld command is issued and a save is completed. Very handy if you do not wish to join the server just to save.

Don’t have a server with us? Transfer your server today with our Easy Transfer service and see how easy managing your server really is!

Purchase your Ark:Survival Evolved server today!

ARK Survival Evolved Anniversary

Celebrate ARK Survival Evolved Anniversary

By ARK: Survival Evolved, dedicated game servers, Game Server News, game servers

Celebrate ARK Survival Evolved Anniversary With Server Blend.

Hard to think that a year has passed since this epic survival game welcomed us with open arms. Celebrate ARK Survival Evolved Anniversary with Server Blend as we are offering one month monitor and fix service and a free custom-sub domain FREE to all new orders of ARK:Survival Evolved servers. Simply enter the promotional code ARKONEYEAR at checkout. Monitor and Fix service is free for the first month and then £5/per month unless cancelled. Custom Sub domain is free for the life of the product.

Our Servers Include:

  • 30+ slots
  • Intel Xeon E5 with an optimised network
  • Low ping
  • No branding
  • Ark Mod Updater – Installs/Updates your mods
  • Customized TcAdmin Control Panel
  • Complete mod support
  • Easy config and modding with ARK Remote or Config Editor
  • FREE GameVox voice server
  • 24/7 specialist support
  • Group Pay – Allowing your clan to help pay
  • 72 hour money back guarantee
  • Free and easy transfer

About ARK

As a man or woman stranded naked, freezing and starving on the shores of a mysterious island called ARK, you must hunt, harvest resources, craft items, grow crops, research technologies, and build shelters to withstand the elements. Use your cunning and resources to kill or tame & breed the leviathan dinosaurs and other primeval creatures roaming the land, and team up with or prey on hundreds of other players to survive, dominate… and escape!

Mod Support

Mod support is available on all our ARK:Survival Evolved servers. Browse the workshop of ARK and select your chosen mods then using our Ark Mod Updater easily download these mods to your server. No FTP even required so making your life of managing your ARK game server as easy as possible.

Locations

  • France
  • Germany
  • Montreal, Canada.

Purchase an ARK:Survival Evolved server with us starting from £7.26 today!

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Fragmented Game Servers Now Available!

By Game Server News

We have been working hard over the last 24 hours to be able to provide servers for the newly released Early Access game ‘Fragmented’ and we are pleased to announce that they are now ready for order.

This game is an epic sci-fi survival game set in the world of The Repopulation, also being developed by the same company ‘Above and Beyond Technologies’.

“You awaken stranded on a hostile alien world, after your journey to colonize the planet. Rhyldan, takes a catastrophic turn. Armed with only your fists, your wits and fragments of knowledge buried deep within a damaged clone’s mind, you must ensure the survival of the human race. Harvest local resources to get started, and hunt wildlife with crafted weapons to provide food and protection from the elements. As you survive you will regain access to knowledge and important skills to aid in your survival. Unlock advanced technologies to build giant structures, advanced weaponry and defenses, tame the wildlife, engineer and grow new living species, build robots and vehicles and use it all to support your allies or crush your enemies.

Fragmented is available in multiple rulesets allowing for PvP focused content, or working together with other players to survive against the environment. Play online or in single player mode. Players will have the option to host their own servers as well and tweak many of the settings to provide an easier experience or a much more harsh experience including hardcore options.”

To purchase simply go to our website and follow the normal checkout procedure.

As this is a new game we are doing our usual 5% new game discount, please use the code NEWFRAG5% at checkout to receive a 5% discount of your first monthly, quartley or semi-annual order of ‘Fragmented’. Valid until Saturday 30th April.

Order your Fragmented server today!.

HostASpace name change to: ServerBlend

By Game Server News, News

 Hello all

Today we announce some exciting news, we’ve officially changed our name from HostASpace, to ServerBlend, this brings along lots of exciting changes which i will tell you about below.

First, there are a few important bits for current and past clients.

  1. All PayPal subscriptions had to be cancelled with this change, you must pay your invoice manually to avoid your game server being cancelled.

  2. We’re the same team, so expect the same great service! Just under a different name.

  3. The new brand (name) is still under the same holding company; Interiginal LTD, so your bills will show the same.

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  Now for the full details

This change was meant for one main purpose, to be able to provide people with the ability to choose what they want, and just that.
So people no longer have to pay high prices for services they don’t need.

This allows us to price our game servers cheaper than other providers, we guarantee it. Find someone cheaper and we will beat them by 5%!

We now provide more game servers, with more coming in the future, including:

ARK: Survival Evolved from £6.95 for 30 slots
Space Engineers from £6.95 for 10 slots
Kerbal Space Program for 10 slots
Rust from £4.95 for 50 slots
HurtWorld from £6.95 for 30 slots
7 Days To Die (Coming soon, contact to reserve yours)
Minecraft (Coming soon, contact to reserve yours)

These prices are subject to change, so act quick to lock in the price now whilst its this low.
If you’re a current client and would like to change to the new pricing, feel free to get in touch and we can make the changes for you.

We have developed a unique custom system where people have the ability to build their own game server to go with our aim to let people choose just what they want.
It allows the user to choose the hardware of the dedicated server their game server will be on, such as the Location, CPU, RAM and Drive.
Giving you the option to start with a cheaper lower end game server, then move more powerful when you need it, or just choose your exact hardware configuration.

Coming in the near future

  • Dedicated servers
  • Team Speak voice servers
  • Web Hosting
  • More game servers

Check back soon to see these when they come first

If you have any questions about these changes or want to know more, do not hesitate to contact the support team who are more than happy to help.

Space Engineers Planets Now Available!

By Game Server News

Planets for Space Engineers, have been out for a few weeks now, and we, with so many others have been busy enjoying it!
Space Engineers planets even took over my Fallout 4 play time! 

But it was defiantly worth it, Space Engineers planets release, has been Space Engineers biggest update yet, adding so much to the game. Keen Software House have gone above and beyond for creating these planets, above what any company has attempted to achieve before.

The planets have some key features that we did not think would be possible, but have been achieved:

1) They have an atmosphere. That’s right, like the our one and only planet Earth, the planets in Space Engineers have an atmosphere which you can see from Space and travel through to land on the planet

2) Space Engineers planets have actual gravity fields, meaning they will pull you and any other ship into the planet if not correctly in orbit. Just like real life! Making it even more scary to have a battle in close proximity to a planet… What if an important part of your ship breaks off, and hurtles down to the planet? You would have to race after it to pick it up before it smashes into the planet and gets destroyed.

3) Different planets, moons and varying gravity fields and atmospheres. So you would need to calculate if you have enough fuel to break the atmosphere upon returning to space, or if you can take your helmet off on the planet. As it may not have oxygen in the atmosphere, or it may be a really strong gravity field.

4) Huge planets, out of this world… 60-120km in size, and spherical. Astonishing.

Here’s a video for you to enjoy on the Space Engineers planets in action:

What’s even better?

You can experience these planets, in an exceptionaly smooth, responsive and lag free multiplayer gaming.

We, ServerBlend, provide top of the line Space Engineers dedicated game servers, that are fully ready for you to enjoy planets.

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Space Engineers – Full Source Code Access

By Game Server News

Full source code access has now been released for Space Engineers, but along with that there’s a $100,000 fund for mod developers whom are building total conversion mods based on Space Engineers or the VRAGE engine.

Total conversion mods are mods that ignore the limits of the ModAPI, and are able to do this, through full access to the source code. Developer can mod anything they want in the game. They can even use it to create a whole new standalone game. These types of modifications can be in-secure, and therefore wont be uploaded to the Steam workshop, and must be distributed other ways. Keen have said that they are happy to help anyone who wants to release the mod on steam either as a standalone game or through DLC as such could do it through their help, and to contact them to go that route.

Another plus for the source code release is that modders will be able to create more extravagant mods, and will have more freedom and power to mod what they want, and as long as its not a total conversion mod, can be placed on the steam workshop for our enjoyment! Modders who want to get involved with developing and improving the ModAPI now have the chance to do so.

The $100,000 fund will be a grant, with no strings attached. Similar to how the Unreal Engine does it. KeenSWH, can also provide PR, marketing and promotion on social media.

 

Does this mean that they are going open source with Space engineers?

Absolutely NOT, KeenSWH want to make this clear that they are in no way abandoning development of the game with this. They are doing it because they want to give more freedom to modders, that have been a big part in the games continued success. Space engineers still sells well, and because of this, with quote from Marek’s blog post “Only a crazy person would abandon the game!”.

 

What about the legality of it all?

There are quite a few legal constraints with this release, and they have a full EULA, which you can read here.
If you don’t want to go through all the legal stuff in the EULA, they have outlined the key points on what you can and cannot do on the blog post which you can read about here.

 

More news on planets

Some previews of planets in space engineers, have been released, and wow do they look impressive. pictures of the ships landed on planet with a sunrise, an atmosphere, and mountains! Of course there is more to come, and its only an early alpha view of them, they still need planets, trees, grass and maybe different biomes. But it shows that it is coming, its not far, and it looks exciting!

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Medieval Engineers Multiplayer

By Game Server News

The time has come, Medieval Engineers releases multiplayer, with dedicated server support.

Now you can build, destroy and wage war with other people.
Create contraptions, siege machines, drawbridges, gates and more. Take down your friends cancel, use a trojan horse to get inside and destroy inside to out.

All the features that are in the single player version of Medieval Engineers, will also be available in the multiplayer version, so creative and survival mode, construction, structural integrity, mechanical parts, blueprints, mods, synchronized daytime and AI, which includes Barbarians, Peasants and Deers.

One interesting new thing that has come with the update 2.015 is the ability to be able to switch to a any character model in the game, such as the Deer. Which I myself can imagine so pretty funny things happening in multiplayer with this feature. The video that i will put below make it looks pretty funny. With the pun “Deer Engineers”.

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With this introduction of multiplayer, we now provide Medieval Engineers game server hosting, enabling you to play 24/7 on our powerful servers with low ping and no lag. We are also an official host for Medieval Engineers. 

You can find out more about our Medieval Engineers game servers by clicking here.

Planets, Oxygen and Multi-player Optimisations Coming to Space Engineers.

By Game Server News

That’s right! What we’ve all been asking for, has been announced! This is extremely exciting news, and even those who don’t play Space Engineers, should be excited about this. It will add HUGE things to Space Engineers, beyond what any of us really thought would be possible.

All of the people who thought the Space Engineers on Xbox One and Medieval Engineers announcement was a bad thing, this shows differently! It shows that the developers of Space Engineers really are as dedicated to the game as we hoped! All the changes and additions that a lot of us may have been concerned about, has now been shown to help improve Space Engineers. Now understand, that these are long term goals, no time for completion has been set, and some aspects may change. Let me explain…

Planets

Planets in Space Engineers was announced to be coming, which is pretty much our number 1 asked for feature, so the developers have listened and are making plans to put this in. One of those was starting their new game Medieval Engineers, has in fact enabled them to create planets, with terrain, trees, grass etc in the new game. Which as of it now being created for this game, will be able to be converted, (with of course, certain code changes and tweaks) but be added to Space Engineers in the form of PLANETS!

But thats not only thing in this aspect, Marek Rosa, has also announced that Oxygen has been planned to be added along with Planets, however does say that this is not sure 100% yet, as it would depend on feedback from everyone, and how challenging it actually is to develop. But adding this would allow, the really exciting feature of the makeshift zones we have created already to simulate an airlock zone in a Space Ship, but would this time make it a reality. So you would need to have areas, that are designated air locks, which must be used before you leave the ship! What’s even more exciting, is the fact that this would make, when you crash or someone attacks your ship, and blows a hole in the side, a REAL DANGER. Rather than just being like “oh dear, theres a hole in ship…”, and doing nothing about it, we would have to fix the area as soon as possible, and also put on space suits, or move to other sections of the space ship that are still oxygenated. Which after a battle, but the cockpit remaining intact, then leaving that area to fix the ship, dangerous, and exciting due to their being no oxygen. Maybe you would have to try and run to the space suit area, whilst holding your breath and your health ticking down….

 

Multi-player optimisations

Multi-player is good at the stage it is in, but far from perfect, and is not compatible with the Xbox One developed version of the game. So Keen Software House, are going to be developing a new networking library. Which will allow for better control messages and channel priorities, which will reduce multi-player lag and waiting periods! Which is excellent news! All optimisations are of course, fully welcomed by all of us who play Space Engineers, and even though it is an exciting new feature such as Planets, it will enable us to all enjoy the game more!

 

I hope you enjoyed my blog post on the latest announcement from Marek Rosa on the development on Space Engineers, and check back later for more exciting news!

 

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